Orangutan is released into the wild on Sumatra

Jungle VIP! Overjoyed orangutan is immediately home after his return to the wild in Sumatra

  • Four-and-a-half-year-old Rere was released today into the wild in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Rere was released in the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program Reintroduction and quarantine station
  • It is a rare piece of good news for the critically endangered species that has lost much of its original habitat

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A four-and-half-year-old orangutan has been released into the wild in Indonesia today.

Rere was released from a cage in the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station in Jantho, Aceh Besar.

Together with Aceh Natural Resource Agency, SOCP has released the orangutan in the wild from the rehabilitation center, where primates that have been injured or have lost their original habitat are collected.

The release is a rare good news for the critically endangered species, which has seen its habitat drastically reduced in recent decades, largely as a result of the destruction of forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining.

Indonesia is & # 39; the world's largest producer of palm oil, made from the pulp of palm fruit, closely followed by Malaysia.

Palm plantations are built on land that comes from devastated tropical rain forest and causes the death and displacements of many species, including the seriously endangered orangutan.

Rere, a four and a half year old Sumatran orangutan, hangs from a tree after being released into the wild from a cage at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station

Rere, a four and a half year old Sumatran orangutan, hangs from a tree after being released into the wild from a cage at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station

Rere leaves the cage after being released into the wild at Jantho, Aceh Besar, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on June 18, 2019

Rere leaves the cage after being released into the wild at Jantho, Aceh Besar, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on June 18, 2019

Rere leaves the cage after being released into the wild at Jantho, Aceh Besar, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on June 18, 2019

Rere leaves the cage after being released into the wild at Jantho, Aceh Besar, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on June 18, 2019

Rere leaves the cage after being released into the wild at Jantho, Aceh Besar, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on June 18, 2019

Rere was re-introduced today into the wild by SOCP, which works to ensure that all remaining viable wild orangutan populations in Sumatra and their habitat are fully protected and safe from destruction.

Rere was re-introduced today into the wild by SOCP, which works to ensure that all remaining viable wild orangutan populations in Sumatra and their habitat are fully protected and safe from destruction.

Rere was re-introduced today into the wild by SOCP, which works to ensure that all remaining viable wild orangutan populations in Sumatra and their habitat are fully protected and safe from destruction.

The destruction of forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining has caused the death and displacements of many species, including the seriously endangered orangutan.

The destruction of forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining has caused the death and displacements of many species, including the seriously endangered orangutan.

The destruction of forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining has caused the death and displacements of many species, including the seriously endangered orangutan.

The Sumatran orangutan already seemed at home immediately after he was released again in Jantho, Aceh Besar, Indonesia today

The Sumatran orangutan already seemed at home immediately after he was released again in Jantho, Aceh Besar, Indonesia today

The Sumatran orangutan already seemed at home immediately after he was released again in Jantho, Aceh Besar, Indonesia today

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP), together with Aceh Natural Resource Agency, has released Rere (photo) in the wild from the rehabilitation center today

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP), together with Aceh Natural Resource Agency, has released Rere (photo) in the wild from the rehabilitation center today

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP), together with Aceh Natural Resource Agency, has released Rere (photo) in the wild from the rehabilitation center today

A Sumatran orangutan in a cage in the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station in Jantho

A Sumatran orangutan in a cage in the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station in Jantho

A Sumatran orangutan in a cage in the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Reintroduction and quarantine station in Jantho

The Sumatran orangutan was found all over the island of Sumatra, but due to loss of habit it is now limited to the north of the island, with a majority in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh

The Sumatran orangutan was found all over the island of Sumatra, but due to loss of habit it is now limited to the north of the island, with a majority in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh

The Sumatran orangutan was found all over the island of Sumatra, but due to loss of habit it is now limited to the north of the island, with a majority in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh

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